• A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     
  • A Toast to MPI Minnesota's 40th Anniversary

     
    POSTED July 18, 2019
     

MPI Minnesota celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 17th at the newly remodeled Treasure Island Resort and Casino. The event kicked off with a volunteer appreciation cruise on the Mississippi, thanking those that have served on committees or the board for the past 40 years. The awards gala followed at the Treasure Island Resort event center. 

The celebration continued over a surf & turf plated dinner. MPI Minnesota distributed their prestigious Excellence in Meeting Professionals International (EMPI) awards to the following five participants:

Outstanding Meeting or Event: Tom Edelen, Thrivent Financial

Outstanding Planner Member: Amanda Sullivan, CFA Society of Minnesota

Outstanding Supplier Member: Kathryn Laulainen, The Marquette Hotel

Outstanding Supporting Company: Synergos AMC

Rising Star: Emily Van Lith, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

The night ended with full black jack tables and a performance by the band Hitchville. MPI hosts about a dozen events a year and welcomes non-members to attend meetings.

This fall, chef Jorge Guzman will open a new restaurant, Petite León, in the former Blackbird Cafe space in South Minneapolis. The restaurant will serve dishes with Mexican, Spanish, French, and American influences, that aim to be approachable, creative and delicious.  

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.